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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2013, 07:21:11 AM »
So I've always been curious (since I don't have a vette, and have driven a C5 only once) - who do you think is better: Lingenfelter or Hennessey?
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2013, 06:30:57 PM »
So I've always been curious (since I don't have a vette, and have driven a C5 only once) - who do you think is better: Lingenfelter or Hennessey?
I don't know Lingenfelter... but Hennessey has a string of blown engines and lawsuits to their names.

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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2013, 08:02:54 PM »
I don't know Lingenfelter... but Hennessey has a string of blown engines and lawsuits to their names.

I seem to recall hearing stories about him supposedly stripping down cars and selling the motor and such. Don't know how legit the claims are.
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2013, 05:34:32 AM »
Saleen has the amazing ability of self promotion.

Few years ago, I counted something like 20+ corporations that had been started and later ceased operations.  His latest company is looking for investors...

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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2013, 07:30:48 AM »
I'm not 100% sure I'd agree, but having said that, I will be selling mine and buying a new Stingray.


Me!!   Me!!!   I want a ride!   :D

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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2014, 09:53:35 AM »
Chevrolet Sweeps 2014 NACTOY Awards

DETROIT – The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year.

It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year.

Presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards open media days each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Reminder, on January 13, 2014, (today, NOW!!!) Chevrolet will live stream the reveal of the Corvette Z06 and C7.R at the North American International Auto Show from Detroit. The special event starts at 9:30 AM and the reveal starts at 10 AM. Watch it live here:


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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2014, 09:54:15 AM »
Anyone besides me watching this? 10 Corvette caravan taking the new Z06 from the GM Tech Center to Cobo Hall in Detroit with police escort, complete with flashing lights.

Now 20 Corvettes and two Corvette pace cars. Z06 is camouflaged.

There's more flashing lights here than a presidential motorcade.

Ten more C7's joined the motorcade as they were leaving I-696, driving down I-75 now. 32 new C7 Corvettes, a new C7 Z06, and a boatload of cops. New Corvettes taking over the Detroit highways!

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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2014, 10:05:43 AM »
Ten minutes from Cobo Hall and ten more new C7's just joined! A 42 Corvette escort!

Ten more Corvettes. Over 50 now! Chris Christie, this is how to take over a highway!

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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2014, 10:14:20 AM »
625 HP, 630+ ft. lb. of torque.

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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2014, 10:49:33 AM »
625 HP, 630+ ft. lb. of torque.

Yeah, and I'm guessing it's still going to be a fraction of the cost of some European job.
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2014, 10:50:51 AM »
Ten minutes from Cobo Hall and ten more new C7's just joined! A 42 Corvette escort!

Ten more Corvettes. Over 50 now! Chris Christie, this is how to take over a highway!
How cute!!! They really are pretty cars.
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2014, 11:10:40 AM »
They're not bad.


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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2014, 11:22:30 AM »
They're not bad.


Not at all. I do prefer the C6.

Really a moot point for me though. Not like I'd ever buy one.
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2014, 11:34:16 AM »
Is GM paying for the police time?

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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2014, 11:39:00 AM »
Is GM paying for the police time?
GM is owned by the government. So you are.
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2014, 11:58:54 AM »
GM is owned by the government.

Not any more.

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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2014, 12:10:14 PM »
Event recording is now available at original link. Skip to 8:39 where live coverage begins. You see them leaving the GM Tech Center and doing a "Michigan turn" on Mound Road heading south toward I-696. Police have traffic (temporarily) stopped.


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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2014, 01:34:43 PM »
Not any more.
Sold last of the stock last month. Total cost of bailout to U.S. taxpayers $10,000,000,000.
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Re: Corvette Stingray Most Efficient Sports Car on the Market
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2014, 06:12:09 PM »
Sold last of the stock last month. Total cost of bailout to U.S. taxpayers $10,000,000,000.
Not completely accurate!

It was actually 10.5B, but even then, that does NOT include the pre bankruptcy Tarp Money, IRC was several Billion all by itself.  It also does not include the uncollectible debt they stuck the banks and bond holders with, and forced Tarp and other bailouts with.

Don't get me started on Chrysler!